Re: Illegitimate Questions?????

Subject: Re: Illegitimate Questions?????
From: Steve Arrants <stevea -at- CNET -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 09:31:34 -0700

Well, you can either answer those questions, or not answer them. Typically,
a recruiter or HR person will ask these questions to determine how serious
you are about your search, who they may be up against in terms of
compensation, position, etc. If it is a jobshop or recruiter, they may ask
the questions to find out if you've already been submitted for a position.

Rather than decline to answer, ask the interviewer why they're asking.

steve arrants
Stephen Arrants
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stevea -at- cnet -dot- com
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> [mailto:TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU]On Behalf Of Ivan Gelicall
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 1999 9:15 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Illegitimate Questions?????
> Hi All:
> I just had a telephone interview and the interviewee asked
> me: Are you interviewing with other companies currently? Who
> are those companies?
> I found these questions completely inappropriate, but rather
> than lose my cool I answered politely that I would like to
> keep that information confidential so as to protect the other
> companies.
> Am I wrong are those questions legit?
> Thoughts anyone.

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